Support for Staff and Students

We continue to offer support to all students and staff. We would like to remind our students and staff that there is help available and you are not alone.

A drop in centre is open today, Sunday 17 March, for students and staff from 10am – 1pm in the Puaka-James Hight Library, where support will be available.

The UC Students’ Association and clubs, including SVA are providing outreach support to students. All tests and assignments are cancelled from 16 – 24 March. Your course coordinator will be in touch. Special consideration and allowances will be available. More details to follow.

Any staff needing support should talk to their manager. Additional Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) professionals have been relocated to their Christchurch office to provide dedicated onsite support throughout the coming weeks. If you require EAP support, please call them on 0800 327 669 at any time.

We anticipate the University will be fully open and operating as usual on Monday 18 March.

On Monday at 12pm the UC community will gather together on C-Block lawn to show solidarity and support for one another.
More details to come on Sunday afternoon.

If you are you concerned about your safety or have any information you wish to report, need any support or have any questions contact communications@canterbury.ac.nz or 0800 823 637.